Mittag

GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German, from Old High German mittitac, compound of mitti- (see Mitte) and -tac (see Tag). Cognate to Dutch middag.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtaːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtax/ (colloquial, in northern and central Germany)
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  • Hyphenation: Mit‧tag

NounEdit

Mittag m (genitive Mittags, plural Mittage)

  1. noon, midday (roughly the time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m)
    Sie hat bis Mittag geschlafen.
    She slept until midday.
  2. (somewhat informal, short for Mittagessen) lunch
    Wann gibt's Mittag?
    When is lunch ready?

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 01:32